Saints Row 2 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Saints Row 2 is set years after the original Saints Row in a Stilwater both familiar and strange. The explosive conclusion to Saints Row has left the player wounded, betrayed and thirsty for revenge, and now it's time to take back the city that has forgotten him. A sequel to the firstSaints Row 2 is set years after the original Saints Row in a Stilwater both familiar and strange. The explosive conclusion to Saints Row has left the player wounded, betrayed and thirsty for revenge, and now it's time to take back the city that has forgotten him. A sequel to the first open-world title on next-generation consoles, Saints Row 2 features all new customization options, including gender, age, voice, crib and gang customization. The sandbox just got larger with a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, offering all new locations to explore with new vehicles, including motorcycles, boats, helicopters and planes. Saints Row 2 is playable online in 2-player co-op through the entire single-player campaign or in the all new open-world competitive multiplayer mode never before seen in the genre. [THQ] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. Arguably, it doesn’t do as much to propel the genre forward (in terms of story-telling, etc) as some of its peers. But the game is also wickedly fun. In terms of pure, unadulterated fun, Saints Row 2 is in a league of its own.
  2. My main issue with the game is that while the element of ‘fun’ makes the game quirky and amusing to play, underneath I can’t find the defining factor as to why I don’t enjoy it as much. Whether it is because a certain unnamed open-world action title has already been released this year and showed us what the potential of the console can do; then perhaps that is why.
  3. Overall, Saints Row 2 is like a perfect movie sequel; give ‘em more of the same, but it’s got to be bigger, better, faster, and louder.
  4. Saint's Row 2 is as every bit as good as the first game despite its glaring technical faults.
  5. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    80
    A rough diamond, only a few strides behind the best games on the PS3 and 360, Saints Row 2 is a bit like the kid with the best trainers who still hasn’t learned to tie their laces. It’s all over the place, and frequently opts to cram more in where it should be refining what it already has, but overall you’d have to be a complete snob to not get a kick out of playing through it. And to play through everything on offer would take a very long time indeed.
  6. Saints Row 2, we repeat, is no GTA IV. It is a whole lot more of a relaxed and loose experience.
  7. Edge Magazine
    50
    It’s not necessarily badly constructed, but in many ways it is badly intentioned, failing not just because of its conga-line of racial and sexual clichés, but because of the way it makes it a little bit easier to criticise videogaming as a hollow and sadistic pursuit. [Dec 2008, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 62
  2. Negative: 6 out of 62
  1. LJH
    May 17, 2011
    10
    Ever thought gta is boring and sluggish well this is the cure. With dozens of side missions and a story that easily rivals gta and just causeEver thought gta is boring and sluggish well this is the cure. With dozens of side missions and a story that easily rivals gta and just cause for emotion. Collapse
  2. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    Enjoy the old GTA games? Cant stand the seriousness of the new ones? Saints row if for you. I can say this is one of the few games I have everEnjoy the old GTA games? Cant stand the seriousness of the new ones? Saints row if for you. I can say this is one of the few games I have ever sat down and played beginning to end several times over. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    Overall, the game was a huge improvement from the first one!! A lot more activities to do when not playing the story, character customizationOverall, the game was a huge improvement from the first one!! A lot more activities to do when not playing the story, character customization was a HUGE improvement. And they didn't make the main character a mute which is a huge improvement to me!! The melee system improved a lot with executions at the end. Also when you defeat the main characters from the other gangs you unlock their fighting style which is really awesome. More melee weapons were included. As a continuation from the first one, it really made a huge improvement. The actual story was really good. Online gameplay is A LOT OF FUN!! Way better than the first one. Overall, if you beat the first saints row then this is a must buy!! Expand
  4. AdamB.
    Oct 23, 2008
    9
    This game is so fun and large the only things I think would improve it are 4-8 player co-op, and the ability to name your character. Also a This game is so fun and large the only things I think would improve it are 4-8 player co-op, and the ability to name your character. Also a morality/choice system would be cool because sometimes your character comes off as a bit too sadistic. But with that said, it's insane how much stuff there is to do in the game, and how much voice acting there is. Pedestrians always come up with new and funny things to say. When comparing it to GTA4, it is less realistic and polished but in my opinion much more fun. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2010
    9
    Incredibly fun game. I see it as a parody of Grand Theft Auto and all of those other crime games, because the rag doll effects, missions andIncredibly fun game. I see it as a parody of Grand Theft Auto and all of those other crime games, because the rag doll effects, missions and everything else make it hilarious, yet an intense game to play. My fiance loves playing this game. She really get's into it. A really easy game to understand and play. Only negative is the driving is terrible. Other than that, it's surprisingly long and has a TON of side missions and things to do. Expand
  6. Oct 4, 2011
    8
    Story: 7
    Characters: 8
    Graphics: 6 Setting: 9 Multiplayer: 9 Soundtrack: 10 Audio: 8 Gameplay: 8 Re-Playability Value: 10 Fun Factor: 9
    Story: 7
    Characters: 8
    Graphics: 6
    Setting: 9
    Multiplayer: 9
    Soundtrack: 10
    Audio: 8
    Gameplay: 8
    Re-Playability Value: 10
    Fun Factor: 9

    Score: 8.4/10 = A-
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  7. MarkF
    Oct 3, 2008
    0
    What the hell is this? It's not that much of an improvement from the first. Same horrible car handling, same ugly graphics just with a What the hell is this? It's not that much of an improvement from the first. Same horrible car handling, same ugly graphics just with a little bit more colour and it has copied a lot from GTA IV. What did they copy? They put the camera to the right side of your character, your character turns at an angle when he moves around and motion blur. You can't tell me that this isn't a plain copy of GTA just made worse. They shouldn't have bothered making a second one. Expand

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